|Author of the portrait - Jacopo del Conte (fragment)|
He didn't celebrate the day, his leech family remembered him only when they needed the money (granted, they always needed it), they even attributed Pietà to someone else the first day it was uncovered (so our Artist had to carve his name on the belt across Mary's chest). That is why we are here to celebrate!
By buying a 5-meter long block of a discarded Carrara marble we'll never be able to turn into David.
You can read some details on his life HERE. There was also a short video on History Channel "9 Things You Don't Know About Michelangelo". Bitch, I read every book I could get my hands on, don't patronize me.